“You need to know”

This ad has been doing the rounds on social media; people are saying this must be the dumbest couple ever. Actually, I’d say it’s an accurate, albeit unintended, caricature of our over-reliance on certain smart technologies and gadgets. These days we often delegate our own skills and knowledge on “smart” apps and devices; what is that process doing to our basic knowledge, our intuition, our sense of orientation, our ability to read the World and one another?